This society built its church last season. The first work done upon the foundation was on May 21, 1907, and we held our communion service in the church Sunday, July 14, the church being at that time enclosed. From that time on, the Sunday and Wednesday evening services have been held in the church, which is a wooden structure, 40x60, and rather unique, but adequate and harmonious. About six weeks ago the Baptist Society's church, which was formerly the Universalist church of this place, was destroyed by fire on Sunday morning, and they were entirely without a place for holding their services. Our trustees immediately placed our church at their disposal at all times when we were not using it, and the offer was accepted in the same spirit in which it was given. The pastor of the Baptist church, Rev. Albert E. Patch, introduced Mr. Frank H. Leonard of Brooklyn, N. Y., who lectured on Christian Science for our society on May 19, the lecture being given in the church.

This occasion seemed to have been an opportunity of acquainting the people of this section with our church and work, and although a very popular entertainment, a high school play, was being presented by the city schools that evening, we had an excellent and most appreciative audience. From Grangeville, Idaho, where the Christian Scientists have organized a society but have not as yet built a church, came three people, who in order to attend the lecture, were obliged to start in the morning at four o'clock, to travel over roads that were very rough and muddy on account of recent rains, to which was a ride of our seventy-five miles on the cars. They remained over for our Wednesday evening testimonial meeting, and the First Reader of the Grangeville society, who was one of the party, stated that they felt amply repaid for their trip. Other parties came under similar circumstances from points less distant along the line of the railroad, as far as Stites, Idaho, and Pullman, Wash., seventy-five miles away. Still others came from what is known as the Craig Mountain section, and several by team from Aostin County, in the State of Washington, a distance of ten or twelve miles. We are prospering in our work, and are looking forward to increasing growth and usefulness.—Correspondence.

June 27, 1908

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